The Prefix Narco means: Numbness; stupor; lethargy.
Examples – Narcolepsy & Narcotic drugs
They say criminals have a mind of their own. Not anymore. At least, not when subjected to Narcoanalysis.
According to experts, Narcoanalysis can ambush the best of criminal minds and get the unsuspecting mind to accept to the crimes they have committed.
The analysis involves administering a small dose of Thiopental Sodium or Sodium Pentothal to the offender. A cup of tea or a coke can, with a few drops of the above said should be enough to get the criminal singing like a canary.
The chemical, also known as the truth serum, is yellow in color and dissolves easily in both water and alcohol….and after consumption the crook loses his inhibition and becomes talkative.
Even Telgi, of the Stamp paper fame, was subjected to this test and in a fit of excitement he blurted out the names of all his well-placed friends. So much so, he now fears for his life. Says his friends would kill him.
Threat to Telgi apart, wonder what all other threats to human kind this drug can solve.
Do we need to use it only on criminals? Maybe not. Imagine the scope of the drug: from rich man to the poor, from the lovelorn to the green bag…everybody would love to lay their hands on a pinch of truth serum.
Here are few instances where it could be used to the society`s good –
1) Lovelorn like me could slip an ounce of the serum into their ladylove`s coffee and extract the truth.
2) The jealous can slyly mix an ounce in the lunch of their subject and find out if he/she is really worth fretting over.
3) Indian mothers can mix the same in the after-dinner milk for their grown-up sons and find out if they are smoking, drinking or flirting.
4) Fathers can mix it in the family lunch and find out who took the hundred-rupee note that went missing from his shirt pocket. Was it the mother or the daughter? Sons have since long stopped…now they target departmental stores.
My appeal is simple: let us ration the truth serum to the public. If efficiently implemented, this suggestion of mine could lead us to satya yug. Perhaps.